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Pull a list of servers with HP Proliant Physical disk sensors

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Recently we became aware due to a server outage that some of our physical servers do not have sensors for the hard drives. Through our LANDesk management console I have identified all of our physical servers and need to compare that against the sensors we have in place to find which servers are missing sensors.

I have tried to pull reports with PRTG and that gives me way too much data. There is so much that I am still learning about PRTG and its capabilities that I am finding more about every day. However, I have been tasked to get this addressed as soon as possible by my boss and I feel with all of its capabilities PRTG is probably able to do so.

I saw that one of the report options the ability to export to a csv and that would be ideal. but at this point I am spinning my wheels trying to find the solution. The process doesn't necessarily have to be a report just some type of data extraction with a list. I am open to suggestions. Any help would be appreciated.

csv proliant report sensor

Created on Jul 6, 2018 6:57:17 PM by  acewarner (20) 1

Last change on Jul 9, 2018 8:45:10 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler Support]



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Hello acewarner,
thank you for your inquiry.

While reports would work for this, reports are designed to review historic data. If you just want to see a list of "current" data/sensors/things, you can use for instance the Sensors > By Type menu, to locate all sensors of a specific type, but CSV is also possible.

For a list of existing HP Proliant Physical disk sensors, please use:
https://prtg/sensors.htm?filter_type=snmphpphysicaldisk&columns=name,device,status,lastvalue,message
For a list of existing HP Proliant Physical disk sensors in CSV, please use:
https://prtg/api/table.xml?content=sensors&output=csvtable&filter_type=snmphpphysicaldisk&columns=name,device,status,lastvalue,message

Please replace https://prtg/ with the actual URL of your PRTG Server. You should also login first and authenticate, because this data is only visible to logged-in users.

You can find further details about the API on the following URL or within your PRTG's web-interface under Setup > PRTG API.


Best Regards,
Luciano Lingnau [Paessler Support]

Created on Jul 9, 2018 9:00:05 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler Support]



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Thanks! That worked like a champ.

Created on Jul 11, 2018 12:59:25 PM by  acewarner (20) 1



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